Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops for professionals and students are approved for continuing education credits (CECs) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for social workers (LCSW/LSW),  professional / clinical counselors (LCPC/LPC), marriage and family therapists (LMFT) and Family and clinical psychologists.

To register online with a credit card, go to the workshop page listed below, fill out the form and click “Buy Now.” You will be directed to Paypal, a securely hosted site, to process your payment (Paypal account not required). To register by mail or fax, go to the workshop page listed below, print out the brochure and mail completed registration form to 20 N Wacker Drive: Suite 1442, Chicago, IL 60606, OR fax to 312-372-4732. Once we receive your payment, we will send an e-mail confirming your registration, the workshop location, and schedule for the day.


November 15th, 2018 – Full Day Workshop
(6 CECs)

Mona Fishbane, Ph.D.

Workshop Flyer

In this workshop, we will explore dynamics in intergenerational family relationships that are particularly poignant as parents age and face increasing challenges. Unfinished business, resentment, and old wounds between adult children and their elders can constrain processes of care and compassion between the generations. Tensions and old rivalries between siblings may become heightened at this life stage. How can adult children honor and care for frail parents while caring for themselves and their own family? How can elders approach aging with wisdom and grace? Dr. Fishbane will offer interventions to facilitate healing and dialogue, utilizing a resilience-based view and a relational intergenerational approach. Topics include family legacies and loyalties, grievances and blame, cutoffs, differentiation, boundaries, guilt, repair, and forgiveness. The neurobiology of family reactivity will be discussed, along with techniques to facilitate emotional intelligence, generosity, and compassion between the generations.

CCFH faculty member, Michele Baldwin, PhD, LCSW, who specializes in the wisdom of aging will join in discussion.

Mona Fishbane, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Illinois and New Jersey, is CCFH senior faculty and former Director of Couple Therapy Training. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, on the Advisory Board of Family Process journal, and past Board member, American Family Therapy Academy. Mona is a leading expert on couple therapy and neurobiology and on intergenerational family relationships, and has recently been trained as a Wise Aging group facilitator. She has been the recipient of honors and fellowships, including a Templeton Foundation grant, and the 2017 Family Psychologist of the Year Award from The American Psychological Association (Society for Couple & Family Psychology). Dr. Fishbane has published many clinical articles; her acclaimed book, Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology & Couple Therapy (2013) is in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. She is a highly valued lecturer and training expert nationally and internationally.


Civic Opera Building, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop – 6th Floor Conference Room

Workshop Schedule (3 CECs)                

8:30 – 9:00am             Registration

9:00am – 12:15pm      Morning Session

12:15 – 1:15pm           Lunch

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